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Field type

Understand changing the field type of form fields

The Field type property enables you to change a field into another type of field.

The following table lists the available field type conversions. Refer to this page to learn how to change a field to a different type.

Type of fieldAvailable field type conversions
EmailSingle line
Single lineMulti line, rich text
Multi lineRich text
Rich textMulti line
NumberDecimal, percent, currency
Drop downRadio
RadioDrop down
Multi selectCheckbox
CheckboxMulti select
DecimalPercent, currency, number
PercentageDecimal, currency, number
CurrencyDecimal, percent, number
UsersEmail id
Please note that converting decimal, currency, and percentage field types to number field type could lead to some data loss.

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